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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion
We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.
- First off, the season premier is 12 October
- Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
- Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
- FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season Marathon begins on 6 October
- The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
- There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away
- Washington D.C. is in the storyline
- Beth has been in some of the teasers, possibly in a safe place
- It doesn’t look like Glenn dies by episode two
- The best cities for Internet (based on speed and/or price)
- Be kewl by looking the fool, strap your iPhone to your face
- Audible security loophole exploited
- A fewregarding Apple:
- Comcast denies TOR statements from customer
- Star Wars set needs a drone shield
- An analysis of the 5 million leaked gMail passwords
- Native Netflix support for Linux
We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:
- Pay Me/Iko
- Zombie Jamboree
- Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014
2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion – The Science News Edition
- 500 Year Old Map with Handwriting from Columbus Days
- Turning the Moon into a Cosmic Ray Detector
- Curiosity at Destination
- What was Stonehenge Really?
- Stretchy Circuits
- Soft Exoskeleton Suite
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- The Plan To Make The Moon An Enormous Detector Of Cosmic Rays (gizmodo.com.au)
- Our Moon, the Cosmic Ray Detector (astrobites.org)
2014.09.15 – Tech Net News and Opinion
This is the recording of our weekly news show. In this episode we discuss some Celtic music news, Android news, Chrome OS app news, net neutrality, Minecraft, Microsoft, writing on maps from the era of Columbus, and more.
We opened with two from Ceil Moss
- As Far as the Eye Can See from the album of the same name
- Lies a Lurrighan
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This is an edited version of our weekly news podcast. We have divided the news into sections and decided to break them out as individual podcast as well as the complete show. Please feel free to give us feedback.
- Space X Rocket Self Destructs
- Living Organisms Clinging to Space Station
- Lawn Darting Mars
- First Metamaterial Super Conductor
- NASA Makes Major Breakthrough in 3D Printing
- First Solar Powered Cirumnavigational Flight Attempted
- A USB Condum
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2014.08.25 – Tech Net News and Opinion
Brian thought it might be a good idea to try and break the news up into more organized groups. After only one show’s worth of hindsight, I would have to agree that it seems like a great idea. It certainly seems to encourage more conversation from the chat room and I already know it made it much easier on the post edit.
We opened with some Sarah Donner. They were live tracks recorded with her permission at this year’s 2014 Gen Con. The tracks were Going Under and Fossil Girl You can find out more about her at:
This Week We Start with a Long Rant and End with a Long Track
We started off with a few from the Monterey International Pop Fest. They were:
- Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
- Otis Redding – Shake
- The Mamas and The Pappas – California Dreamin
Tech Net News and Opinion – Smart Cars
While doing our weekly live news broadcast, we noticed we had a good number of stories on newer tech in automobiles. This topic is something that Lumpy has followed for a few years. (Maybe it has to do with the fact that he converted a 1971 Impala while in high school.) Nonetheless, we are convinced that the cars of tomorrow are going to be considerably different from those of today.
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Ironically, it may make sense to save a life by bringing it closer to death. The FDA has approved a procedure to induce a state of suspended animation via hypothermia. The research is now approved for clinical trials and the researcher is trying to gain funds to conduct a full trial.
Tech and Net News and Opinion, Monday, 5 December 2011
This week we will discuss things net, tech and kewl including “earthscrapers”, a printer hack, a hybrid hard drive, a Grooveshark whistleblower, hackers hit the UN and Global Chokepoint. We wish to warn the listener in advance that there is some material in this podcast that would be considered not safe for work or children.
Zero Power Standby Mode May Be a Reality Soon
In today’s world of increasing energy consumption, it is imperative that we find ways to use less and less power, especially for the things we use most. I would feel that computers in standby mode fall into that category. After all isn’t that what standby mode is for?
An article at PhysOrg.com reports that:
NEC Corporation and Tohoku University announced today the development of the world’s first content addressable memory (CAM) that both maintains the same high operation speed and non-volatile operation as existing circuits when processing and storing data on a circuit while power is off.